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Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Back Bay Painting

"Summer Reflection" oil on linen, 9"x12" - update sold

I'm still painting scenes of the Back Bay in Newport Beach for the upcoming show. I went out early evening to capture the setting sun. Painting directly into the sun had its challenges. I painted this between 6:45-8:00pm....I think the sun finally went behind the dover hills about 8:15pm. A lucky night, not many bugs and no mosquitoes. (This painting was selected for Opening Night Reception July 23rd, a juried show, for the Back Bay Show.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More painting Plein Air in the Back Bay

A few days ago I joined friends from So Cal Plein Air Painters in Newport's Back Bay. We set up about 4:00 and painted until after 6:30pm. The light was beautiful giving us options for atmospheric (and scenic) painting. Here are a few pictures of can see some of our paintings, a work in progess.


Larry, Wendy and Allyson enjoying our afternoon.

Amanda painting into the late afternoon sun.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Newport Beach Scenes

"Crab Cooker," oil on linen, 6"x8" and "Back Bay Field" oil on board, 6"x8"

 (Both paintings sold at the Back Bay Show.)